You can now solve the classic Project Euler programming problems using the Rust language. Each of these problems comes with a user-friendly test suite.

Here's the full Project Euler Rust GitHub repository.

If you do not know Rust, and want to learn it, you can start with freeCodeCamp's interactive Rust course.

All right. Let's see how to get started working through Project Euler in Rust.

How to Run the Project Euler Problems Locally in VSCode

First, you'll need to download and install the freeCodeCamp Courses VSCode extension.

Also, ensure you have the Microsoft Remote - Containers VSCode extension.

Then, in an empty workspace, open the VSCode command palette with Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + P.

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Select the command freeCodeCamp: Open Course.

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Next, choose the Project Euler: Rust option.

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Once the course is cloned, open the command palette again and select Remote-Containers: Rebuild and Reopen in Container.

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Once the container is built, open the command palette again and select freeCodeCamp: Run Course.

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How to Run the Project Euler Problems Locally without the Extension

If you would prefer to run these without the VS Code extension, you'll need to fork the repository:

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Then clone your fork to your local machine.

git clone https://github.com/<your_username>/euler-rust.git
cd euler-rust

Build and open the Docker container like this:

docker build -f Dockerfile -t euler-rust .

And then start the course:

cd .freeCodeCamp && cp sample.env .env && npm run dev:curriculum && npm run start

Optionally, you can also clone and build the container with Docker like this:

docker build github.com/<your_username>/euler-rust

How to Run the Project Euler Problems Using Gitpod

GitPod is a popular tool for running a VM in your browser, and is yet another way you can solve these Project Euler problems. First, fork the repository:

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Then open your fork in Gitpod: https://gitpod.io/#https://github.com/<your_user_name>/euler-rust

Optionally, if you have the Gitpod browser extension installed, you can click the Gitpod button it adds to GitHub:

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Once the setup is complete, open the command pallete with Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + P:

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Select the command freeCodeCamp: Run Course.

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Useful Information

NOTE: If you are using any of the above methods with Docker, you will need to have Docker installed on your machine, and have the Daemon running.

You should need to only edit the src/lib.rs file, and you can follow the example code there to get started.

To compile your code, before running the tests, run:

npm run build

If at any point you get stuck, I recommend that you check out more information about Rust with WASM. Otherwise, feel free to open a new topic on the freeCodeCamp forum.

How the Project Works

First, taking your Rust code in src/lib.rs:

use wasm_bindgen::prelude::*;

// Example format to write functions:
#[wasm_bindgen(js_name = camelCaseName)] // js_name must equal function name tested on client
pub fn snake_case_name(num: i32) -> i32 { // Function must be public
    // All numbers in JS are 32-bit
    num
}

The Rust is transpiled into JavaScript code using wasm-pack:

import * as wasm from "./curriculum_bg.wasm";

/**
 * @param {number} n
 * @returns {number}
 */
export function camelCaseName(num) {
  var ret = wasm.camelCaseName(num);
  return ret;
}

Then, Webpack again transpiles the JavaScript into an ES5-valid bundle, because the tests are run within Node.js.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Will these Project Euler problems be made available in other programming languages?

We welcome any and all well-intended contributions to the freeCodeCamp community. So, if you are interested in developing on a fork of the repository, please do so!

Can I save my progress on my freeCodeCamp.org account?

Not yet, but it is something that we can look into further.

The Docker step takes such a long time. Is there a quicker way to get started?

Well, provided you have the tenacity to install all the necessary tooling on your local machine, you can simple run the following commands within the project:

cd .freeCodeCamp
npm ci
cp sample.env .env
npm run dev:curriculum
cd ..
npm run build

Now, you should be able to open a browser and navigate to http://localhost:8080/, and begin.